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Counselors are available to assist students and provide services in the following areas:

  • Academic counseling to clarify educational goals and develop educational plans
  • Career counseling and assessment to explore interests, skills, values, work attitudes and personality traits related to the career decision making process
  • Personal counseling to uncover factors serving as barriers to future success and strategies to overcome them
  • Information on satisfying requirements necessary for transferring to four-year public, private and out-of-state colleges and universities
  • Vocational rehabilitation for students with disabilities
  • Academic and progress probation counseling
  • Veterans counseling and educational planning services

To schedule an appointment, call or visit our office, or schedule an appointment using our online appointment system.

Welcome to the Contra Costa College Counseling Center

Location: Student Services Center, Room 108 (SSC-108)
Telephone: (510) 215-3934 or (510) 215-3936


Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm
Friday 8:30am-3pm

The counseling department will be closed the following holidays: September 1, September 26, November 10, November 27 & November 28. Please note that our office will also be closed on September until 4pm. There will be no drop-ins on this day.

Counseling Staff


Drop-in appointments are available daily for quick questions and emergency problem solving. Please keep in mind that drop-ins are limited to 15 minutes, so it is best to book an appointment for most of your counseling needs.

Financial aid appeals, reinstatements, and full educational plans REQUIRE appointments. Please do not plan to drop in for any of these matters.

EOPS, DSPS and CalWORKS students: please book your appointments with the department, as general counseling does not manage these schedules. For quick questions, you can always drop-in to see a general counselor, but it is best to meet with a counselor designated to your program.

Veterans: When calling to book an appointment for VA Ed-Planning/GI Bill inquiries, please specify that you are a veteran. Veteran appointments are available in the Veteran Corner (next to Admissions) on Mondays from 8am-12pm and Thursdays from 8am-10am. Drop-in counseling hours for veterans are also in the Veteran Corner on Tuesdays from 10am-11am.​


Attention New Students!

Please review the Steps to Success for detailed information on starting your educational path. After applying and receiving a student ID number (and applying for financial aid if applicable), you must first complete an assessment test in English and math before registering for COUNS-108 Introduction to college.

This course will prepare you for college and help you with your educational planning and academic goals. You may contact the Counseling Center or Assessment Center for a test appointment or schedule online.

Registering for COUNS-108 courses is done through InSite/WebAdvisor. It is a Pass/No Pass class taken for .3 units. It is highly recommended to take COUNS-108 before the semester you plan to register for classes. For example, if enrolling for Fall courses, you will need to apply for the Summer term in order to register for COUNS-108 during the Summer. Completing COUNS 108 early will also get you an earlier registration date for classes.​

Counseling Center

Our professionally trained counselors are delighted to be part of your educational journey.  Our interest is in students’ success and will do what is within our scope to assist you in reaching your educational goals. Our counselors are committed to meeting the various needs of Contra Costa College’s diverse student population.  As counselors, we act as support persons who help and can guide you through educational planning, decision-making, goal setting, and outlining the steps necessary to reach academic, career, and personal goals.

Counseling Department Mission Statement

Contra Costa College counselors embrace the belief that every human being is unique and capable of growth. To this end, it is our commitment to assist students with planning and decisions which affect their educational, career and personal goals.  It is our aim to provide this assistance in a confidential, positive, and supportive environment in which students feel free to voice their ideas and issues related to pursuing their goals.  It is our intent, as well as our responsibility to respect the dignity and diverse needs of each student, and to encourage growth and development in the best interest of each student. Finally, we strive to provide appropriate support and instructor which empowers students to achieve their goals.

CCC Counseling Staff

Students may schedule either a half-hour or up to one hour educational planning appointments in order to get assistance from a counselor.  Drop-in counseling services for ten to fifteen minute intervals are normally offered on a daily basis. Counseling appointments are usually booked out 2-3 weeks in advance, so please plan accordingly!